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Hazardous wastes & substances

Paxton v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.

An Ohio appellate court upheld the dismissal of a property owner's state contribution claim against a mega-store for costs incurred cleaning up mercury and lead contamination at a recycling facility. The owner failed to prepare and...

Burrell Indus., Inc. v. Ohio Dep't of Transp.

The court affirms a trial court dismissal of a company's claim under R.C. Chapter 3746—the state voluntary action cleanup law—against the state department of transportation for costs allegedly incurred cleaning up contaminated company...

Gould Elecs., Inc. v. United States

The court reverses a district court dismissal, for lack of subject matter jurisdiction, of battery manufacturers' Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) suit against the United States that sought contribution for a settlement agreement...

State ex rel. Lucas County Bd. of Comm'rs v. Ohio EPA

The court denies a county board of commissioners' petition to compel the Ohio environmental agency to disclose records designated as trade secrets that the agency received from a hazardous waste facility. The court first holds that oral...